Crowded grocery stores and pharmacies are often the only places to get ahold of essential prescription drugs. But Instacart and Costco are trying to reduce store traffic with a new prescription delivery program. The program, which allows you to order prescriptions through the Instacart app, is live in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, Washington, and Washington D.C.
Scheduling a Costco pharmacy delivery is easy, even for people who haven’t used the Instacart app. Customers will receive a text message when their prescription is ready, along with a link to set up an Instacart delivery. Through this link, customers will add their shipping info and confirm their prescription delivery. Customers also have the option to add grocery items to their delivery.
Of course, Instacart drivers must verify the identity of customers before handing off prescriptions. Drivers usually verify identity with a signature, but some Costco locations will provide an ID-scanning option for contactless delivery.
Instacart and Costco plan to expand their prescription delivery program across the US. Of course, Instacart is under a heavy load right now, and delivery times are unpredictable. If you order your prescription through Instacart, be sure to schedule it as soon as you get a “pickup-ready” text from Costco. Oh, and be sure to leave a tip for your Instacart driver.